Biodiversity, Metabolic Engineering and Genomics
We search the huge biodiversity in the microalgal world looking for safe, robust and efficient strains that we can engineer as production platforms for specific applications as new sustainable solutions in the global response to climate change.
We apply metabolically-targeted isolation protocols to rapidly isolate robust marine microalgae
Isolates are characterized using quantitative physiological profiling
Whole genome-scale genetic models from full genome sequence data provide a deep understanding of each microalga
Using directed evolution approaches production strains exhibiting high light, high temperature, broad salinity range tolerance are engineered
Production strains are incorporated into integrated culture and downstream processing to make a complete industrial solution